Fat Cops

First and foremost before we have a bunch of snowflakes get offended by fat shaming. I bought a XXL mystery box for myself. And this isn’t a bash on cops thread either. 

Why don't cops, at least here in Fresno,Ca(don’t wanna speak for other parts of the country or world) have to adhere to a yearly fitness assessment. Lately I have seen more cops that can barely get out of their patrol car around town. Guys with guts so big, I’m sure they can’t see their gun belt.
When I was in the military we had a fitness and body fat assessment every year and those who didn’t meet the requirements were forced on what we called the fat boy program. If you didn’t make weight or body fat percentage in a certain amount of time then you could be discharged and not the honorable way either. 
I believe firefighters have to meet some sort of requirement for safety reasons alone. Why are cops not held to the same standard. It’s embarrassing to think that these out of shape Chief Wiggam looking people could apprehend or pursue a suspect on foot. 

To all the first responders and military personnel out there. Thank you for all you do. 
Peace,Love and Pearl Jam.
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  • vaggar99vaggar99 San Diego USAPosts: 3,382
    The same reason you don't need a fitness assessment to join the KKK?  irrelevant to the job of being a bigot?
  • pearljammr78pearljammr78 Posts: 1,408
    To be fair. Not all cops are bigots. Sad to see how many seem to be though. 
    Peace,Love and Pearl Jam.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,095
    First and foremost before we have a bunch of snowflakes get offended by fat shaming. I bought a XXL mystery box for myself. And this isn’t a bash on cops thread either. 

    Why don't cops, at least here in Fresno,Ca(don’t wanna speak for other parts of the country or world) have to adhere to a yearly fitness assessment. Lately I have seen more cops that can barely get out of their patrol car around town. Guys with guts so big, I’m sure they can’t see their gun belt.
    When I was in the military we had a fitness and body fat assessment every year and those who didn’t meet the requirements were forced on what we called the fat boy program. If you didn’t make weight or body fat percentage in a certain amount of time then you could be discharged and not the honorable way either. 
    I believe firefighters have to meet some sort of requirement for safety reasons alone. Why are cops not held to the same standard. It’s embarrassing to think that these out of shape Chief Wiggam looking people could apprehend or pursue a suspect on foot. 

    To all the first responders and military personnel out there. Thank you for all you do. 
    I wonder if it has to do with the age of cops in Fresno?  (Fresno isn't all that far from us here in Placerville, but I haven't been there in several years.)  I'm told (and it seems so) that a lot of cops here are younger and thus generally very fit.  Many of them look like they just got out of boot camp.  Could be they get their start in smaller towns like here and then move on to higher paying positions in bigger towns like Fresno and get older and more rotund (like me- I was once a 32" waste and have worked my way up to 35").
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  • pearljammr78pearljammr78 Posts: 1,408
    It may be age related. But some of these guys are obese. Not just slightly either. And a lot of them. The police chief is an older guy who is retiring and running for mayor of Fresno, and he is in really good shape. That’s his best quality sadly. 

    Side note. I was a 32” waste senior year of high school (1996) and now I’m like a 37”. I need to get in the gym and get to 35”. So I’m jealous of 35”
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 11,063
    Halts maul. Lay your waste elsewhere!

    Maybe in the sandkasten. 
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 19,809
    edited August 2019
    Halts maul. Lay your waste elsewhere!

    Maybe in the sandkasten. 
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 21,365
    Halts maul. Lay your waste elsewhere!

    Maybe in the sandkasten. 
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 19,809
    edited August 2019
    Stefan is the gift that keeps giving.  My "location" pays homage to him but we all owe him a debt of gratitude.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,095
    Halts maul. Lay your waste elsewhere!

    Maybe in the sandkasten. 
    :rofl:.  Stefan!
    ausgezeichnet!
    "[This is] not science as we know it, but another kind.  I've been looking for a solution which goes back to Egypt, and to the whole universe.  I think musicians are on a superior level, but unlike scientists, they haven't been accepted for their abilities."
    -Sun Ra








  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,095
    It may be age related. But some of these guys are obese. Not just slightly either. And a lot of them. The police chief is an older guy who is retiring and running for mayor of Fresno, and he is in really good shape. That’s his best quality sadly. 

    Side note. I was a 32” waste senior year of high school (1996) and now I’m like a 37”. I need to get in the gym and get to 35”. So I’m jealous of 35”
    Too much hormone infused beef?
    "[This is] not science as we know it, but another kind.  I've been looking for a solution which goes back to Egypt, and to the whole universe.  I think musicians are on a superior level, but unlike scientists, they haven't been accepted for their abilities."
    -Sun Ra








  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 11,063
    Stefan is the gift that keeps giving.  My "location" pays homage to him but we all owe him a debt of gratitude.
    He wasn’t here for a long time, but he was here for a good time. 
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 21,365
    Comparing the police force to the KKK is ludicrous to me.

    As to their fitness, I can only speak to what/whom I've seen and encountered here.  Regardless of age, most appear to be in decent shape.  I would imagine physical fitness being reviewed annually or something similar.  I doubt most officers unable to carry out their duties wouldn't want to be on the job if they can't do it well.

    Or is that just my own thinking? 
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 15,165
    Halts maul. Lay your waste elsewhere!

    Maybe in the sandkasten. 
    I'm going to look for that thread. I need a laugh.

    On topic, yes cops should be fit.
    Sometimes I see fat cops here and think to myself "how are you meant to chase after an offender?".
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 19,809
    Halts maul. Lay your waste elsewhere!

    Maybe in the sandkasten. 
    I'm going to look for that thread. I need a laugh.

    On topic, yes cops should be fit.
    Sometimes I see fat cops here and think to myself "how are you meant to chase after an offender?".
    Enjoy
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 15,165
    Halts maul. Lay your waste elsewhere!

    Maybe in the sandkasten. 
    oftenreading, you pappnase

    please leave your wast anywhere ...!!
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,095
    vaggar99 said:
    The same reason you don't need a fitness assessment to join the KKK?  irrelevant to the job of being a bigot?
    What?  That's a weird analogy.  Care to explain (or would we rather not know)?

    (I had missed this until Hedonist pointed it out.)
    "[This is] not science as we know it, but another kind.  I've been looking for a solution which goes back to Egypt, and to the whole universe.  I think musicians are on a superior level, but unlike scientists, they haven't been accepted for their abilities."
    -Sun Ra








  • brianlux said:
    vaggar99 said:
    The same reason you don't need a fitness assessment to join the KKK?  irrelevant to the job of being a bigot?
    What?  That's a weird analogy.  Care to explain (or would we rather not know)?

    (I had missed this until Hedonist pointed it out.)
    He's making a point about how black men (etc) are treated by the police in the US.

    Not weird at all.
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Swedish police are quite fit from what I've seen.


    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 23,274
    Halts maul. Lay your waste elsewhere!

    Maybe in the sandkasten. 
    I'm going to look for that thread. I need a laugh.

    On topic, yes cops should be fit.
    Sometimes I see fat cops here and think to myself "how are you meant to chase after an offender?".
    That’s when the gun comes into play ! 
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,095
    brianlux said:
    vaggar99 said:
    The same reason you don't need a fitness assessment to join the KKK?  irrelevant to the job of being a bigot?
    What?  That's a weird analogy.  Care to explain (or would we rather not know)?

    (I had missed this until Hedonist pointed it out.)
    He's making a point about how black men (etc) are treated by the police in the US.

    Not weird at all.
    That's a gross exaggeration.  What around here... what's new?
    "[This is] not science as we know it, but another kind.  I've been looking for a solution which goes back to Egypt, and to the whole universe.  I think musicians are on a superior level, but unlike scientists, they haven't been accepted for their abilities."
    -Sun Ra








  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 21,365
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    vaggar99 said:
    The same reason you don't need a fitness assessment to join the KKK?  irrelevant to the job of being a bigot?
    What?  That's a weird analogy.  Care to explain (or would we rather not know)?

    (I had missed this until Hedonist pointed it out.)
    He's making a point about how black men (etc) are treated by the police in the US.

    Not weird at all.
    That's a gross exaggeration.  What around here... what's new?
    Yup.

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  • pearljammr78pearljammr78 Posts: 1,408
    Halts maul. Lay your waste elsewhere!

    Maybe in the sandkasten. 
    I'm going to look for that thread. I need a laugh.

    On topic, yes cops should be fit.
    Sometimes I see fat cops here and think to myself "how are you meant to chase after an offender?".
    That’s when the gun comes into play ! 
    You gotta be able to get out of your car in less than 5 mins and not be winded doing so. Unless ol’ po po has a scope. 
    Peace,Love and Pearl Jam.
  • vaggar99vaggar99 San Diego USAPosts: 3,382
    Swedish police are quite fit from what I've seen.


    It's like this all around Europe.  The cops are fit and pro looking.  Why do they look lik such disasters in the US?
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,022
    vaggar99 said:
    Swedish police are quite fit from what I've seen.


    It's like this all around Europe.  The cops are fit and pro looking.  Why do they look lik such disasters in the US?
    They don’t.  Fat cops are outliers.  Like usual, there’s a lot of painting with a broad brush going on. The cops I know personally would not lose if chasing someone down in a foot race; that’s for sure. 
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,009
    edited August 2019
    vaggar99 said:
    Swedish police are quite fit from what I've seen.


    It's like this all around Europe.  The cops are fit and pro looking.  Why do they look lik such disasters in the US?




    And I guess some weird lack of quality and standards within the force, judging from e.g this being a thing:


    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • The first thing I saw coming up the subway in Manhattan were yellow cabs and fat cops.
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,095
    Here's a group photo of our local officers:

    Pretty fit!

    And overall, considering their ages, the SHIELD (Specialized Help In Enforcement Like Duties) officers look pretty good:


    "[This is] not science as we know it, but another kind.  I've been looking for a solution which goes back to Egypt, and to the whole universe.  I think musicians are on a superior level, but unlike scientists, they haven't been accepted for their abilities."
    -Sun Ra








  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,022
    ^ Good pics! I’m sure the fitness level of the keyboard warriors is better than U.S. law enforcement though. 😉
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